Hypnosis-The Relationship between Yoga, Meditation, and Self-Hypnosis

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Though no one knows the exact origin of yoga, meditation and self-hypnosis, one thing is certain, that they are more than thousands of years old. Eminent scholars are of the opinion that the origins and practice of yoga and meditation can be traced to the Indus Valley civilization. In spite of the fact that these practices give the practitioner a sense of well being and peace it was not in vogue until recently.

Though yoga and meditation are often linked together they are also different. Meditation is thought to have been practiced all over the world for a very long time. Self-hypnosis is also thought to have existed in the world for a long time.

These alternate methods of healing and self-healing have existed for hundreds of year’s in spite of efforts to discourage them by various vested interests for example fundamentalists and dogmatists. Doesn’t it make you wonder why some people would want to discourage something as wonderful as self-hypnosis, meditation and yoga? Well the answer is simple. Most people who against these methods were people in control- control of other people. And they were under no circumstances willing to relinquish the control they had over the masses, because these methodologies thought one how to have control over one’s well being( physical, mental & spiritual).

In many societies of the world these practices were forbidden. People in countries under dictatorship, communism were forbidden to practice yoga meditation, and self-hypnosis. Why? Because communism didn’t allow people to question and receive answers about any thing other than what they wanted the people to know. They wanted people who were not in touch with their spirituality, whose consciousness was not awakened. They wanted their masses to be like robots and just obey commands. And we all know that yoga takes us to a higher plane and a higher level of consciousness. So people who practice yoga cannot be manipulated according to the whims and fancies of certain people. Because of this kind of oppression many people in the former Soviet union practiced Yoga in secret.

As a person who has lived in a free country all his life I find this difficult to comprehend, as will all of you who live in a free society. All we can conclude is that if people were willing to risk their lives for the well being offered by yoga there must be something to it. Think of all the sages who realized self and more through yoga.

In the present day of gadgets, where we have some gadget or other to do almost any thing we want, we still have no time for ourselves-no time to take real good care of our well being, our spirituality, of self awakening. Who is holding you back from yoga? No one But you yourself. Take a few moments to yourself, put your feet up and relax. Think of all the benefits that you will gain by practicing yoga or meditation or self-hypnosis. Think of the well being that is the fruits of practicing these self- improvement methods. Don’t you want to feel good about your self, be relaxed and calm and be able to deal with the vagaries of life confidently and calmly.

Love and good wishes,

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

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A few years back I took a turn off the busy roads of life and went down a quite country bridal way. That bridal way was called, ‘self-discovery’ (spirituality).

I liked the bridal way and felt like I could have stayed on it forever. And I might have, had it not been for my responsibilities – children and bills and stuff.

At the end of that bridal way I came to a busy road. It seemed busier than ever. That was when I realized something that I want to share with you today.

What I learned at the crossroads – where the bridal way of spirituality met the busy main road of life – is that spirituality is not about leaving life’s problems behind, it’s about continually confronting them with honesty, integrity and courage.

This was a meltdown moment for me. It meant I had to stop hiding on the bridal way of life and end all separation from me and my troubles and heal relationships, find compassion and put myself at the feet of others.

This week I traveled around five hundred miles across the south of the country and have seen first-hand the devastation the summer floods have brought.

I saw a house where the first floor was under water, a farm where the barns were flooded, fields that had turned into lakes and roads where the tarmac was now missing as a result of the conditions.

Then on the news I heard the survey that 61% say this is just freak weather. 25% say it’s global warming.

Then I heard that severe flooding happens around every fifty years in the UK and that all this might just be a planetary cycle.

Perhaps the answer is: who knows. But the consequences of the weather are that bees aren’t making honey. Cow’s winter feed is being ruined, wheat isn’t growing and people’s lives need to be rebuilt.

I’m not mentioning these things to scare. I’m saying them to apply the principal of facing our challenges with honesty, integrity and courage.

If it is just ‘freak once in fifty years weather’ then fine. Over the coming months communities will pull together to make things better again and it will all work out fine – until next time.

On the other hand we can’t discount the fact that climate change is a ticking clock and that maybe sitting on our botty’s until the politicians make a decision is not sensible.

While carrying my thoughts around this week I came to sit my botty on a friend’s sofa this week. On their wall they had the words of a Cree Indian.

The words said, ‘Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we cannot eat money.’

Thinking about this the following morning led me to a discussion at our breakfast table.

We discussed the possibility that for one week we attempt to avoid anything that comes in plastic wrapping, tin, glass bottles and cardboard – since it all takes natural resources and energy to create.

The reality of the thought of this thought seemed tough, especially on my daughter. She realised she’d go without bread, margarine and marmite at breakfast. Her lunch wouldn’t include crisps, tuna, lettuce and cucumber (when it stops growing in the greenhouse).

I would have to forgo olives. I’d miss out on herbs except the ones I grow. I’d also need to get serious on growing even more in the garden or doing deals with my neighbours.

I read a quote in a book recently that there is a need for this generation to become saints and heal what has been done.

Is that a big ask?

My thinking is not to separate from the problems I’m a part of. Of course we’ve reduced, where we can we reuse and if we can’t we endeavor to recycle. Yet still we produce rubbish each week that took resources to make and is still being dumped in the earth.

However, today’s article is necessarily about the environment, it’s about not burring our heads in the sand. The point I want to get across is that there is a need for us to face our challenges with honesty, integrity and courage, whatever the challenge – be it health, money, business, family or whatever.

I hope you’ll find the tips useful.

1. Take a few minutes to think about the things that challenge you the most.

2. Consider the things you don’t want to face.

3. What one thing could you do to face that now?

4. Become aware of how you feel when you’ve faced it.

With Love and good wishes


Drug Addiction Center

A drug addiction center is more commonly known as a rehabilitation clinic or a drug clinic.
These centers specialize in the treatment of drug addiction and help people with addictions cope with the mental and physical aspects of their disease. They offer medical care as well as counseling to help addicts become clean and sober again.

There are many different types of drug addiction centers today. All are based on essentially the same premise – to heal the body along with the mind and allow an addict to live a drug-free life.

Faith based drug addiction centers center around spirituality and religion as their basis for healing and therapy. They are often associated with a specific religion, but others just ask that patients have a belief in a higher power. Faith based centers can be a great way to heal your drug addiction, but they can also be pushy when it comes to religion. If you’re not a religious person, you may be better off choosing a secular center.

Secular drug addiction centers are clinical environments that revolve treatment around tested principles for recovery. They offer both group and individual therapy and don’t necessarily focus on one specific type of spirituality but rather on the strength of the individual and his or her support system.

Almost all drug addiction centers treat addicts as normal people who just have a problem. If they don’t, they aren’t a reputable center. The people who work there should be compassionate individuals with a true interest in healing people of their addiction and getting them on the road to a drug-free life.

People from all walks of life are patients at drug addiction centers. You will see high-powered businessmen, housewives, teenagers, and street people at rehab facilities. Drug addiction doesn’t care who it takes hold of, it just wants some takers.

You will find an amazing amount of support in these places – support that is essential if you are going to beat drugs and get them out of your life. Drug addiction centers will also give you tools for coping with life once you exit the facility. This is essential because if you don’t know how to resist what led you to drugs in the first place, you will become a user again.

Drug addiction centers are wonderful places for people to go to beat the hold that drugs have on them. They are motivating, supporting, and can give hope to a person who thought that overcoming their addiction was a hopeless endeavor. Choose a rehab facility wisely and embrace what it has to offer. Then the healing can begin.

Ashra’s Love Spell Review

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Author: Ashra Enchantments
Love spells, magic spells and witch craft spells are real easy to shy away from on your spiritual journey, but modern medicine has yet to account for the direct relationship between positive thoughts, spirituality and kindred spirits! Our thoughts have a direct chemical reaction within our spiritual health. Alternative medicine has proven spiritual healing. As a spell caster and professional psychic advisor, I have consulting many seeking spirituality and health. New age remedies are on the rise!

Attract a new love? Find your soul mate? Bring back a former love? Return a former lover? Mystical powers and voodoo spells have nothing to do with it! Powerful love spells are about authentic spell, energy influence for results that work. I have studied Egyptian Love Spells and Egyptian Witch craft for many years. If you know “how to” manifest powerful love spells, you can learn any book of spells! Revenge spells, binding spells or money spells – the full moon is the limits! Free beginner spells for those who prefer candles and Safire dust are available in e-books online.

True love spells MUST manifest from an authentic spell caster that cares! The problem with magick spells and potions failing is directly related to poor technique because the “how to cast spells” is not present, or the spell caster forget the binding, or they are a learning spell caster wanting to cast a spell. Please seek experienced, accurate spell casters for powerful love spells, magic spells and voodoo spells! Always ask questions prior to requesting the casting of spells. Real love and money spells will need a waxing moon / full moon to bring back a lover or attract new love. This is because the binding process takes that moon energy forging it with Egyptian Love Spell materials to have a full manifest gain that has guaranteed results. Traditional witchcraft is the roots for love spells and I wouldn’t have it any other way. The great pyramid of Giza had the first shadow book of spells.

Companionship is one of the greatest love gifts in life! I guaranteed you that you don’t want to take it for granted. Real love is a blessing that has no boundaries and does no physical harm. On this spiritual journey through life, we must acknowledge the positive and learn from the negatives. Your enlightenment awaits you!

© Spell Enchantments 2006.

Keys To Finding A Spiritual Partner Or Teacher

Keys To Finding A Spiritual Partner Or Teacher

People need spiritual nurturing. This is the reason why we pray or meditate. Food nurtures our body and this nurtures our soul. Through spirituality, we are able to find a sense of purpose, and finding a spiritual teacher provides us with a guided path to this awakening. A spiritual partner has to be someone that you look up to in terms of spiritual growth. Finding a spiritual partner allows you to spend time with someone who shares the same goal as you do. You can work as a team to be accountable for each other in order to achieve spiritual growth. You can spend time together in prayer and meditation, and share discoveries promoting your individual growths.
A spiritual teacher would have a more advance spiritual growth than you do. One’s principle will shape your development in order for you to mature spiritually. Sometimes, at first meeting, you can already sense the wisdom. Some followers are given trials before they are allowed to be taught directly by a master. This is considered a privilege for such disciplines.
You can discover a lot of spiritual teachers that meets your idea of spirituality because of their popularity. Some offer their service pro bono and is dedicated to helping other in achieving spiritual maturity. There are services that you can get special sessions, either one-on-one or in small groups, for a nominal fee. Some organizations operate through donations.
Make sure that you learn about their teachings and consider if they matches your idea if enlightenment. You can learn about their teachings by referring to a book they have written or live by. Some people go through numerous religions in hopes of finding themselves and finding their sense of purpose. This journey is often necessary in order for you to achieve spiritual growth. There are many good teachings from other religions that can help you achieve spiritual growth. Despite the difference in practice, some religions even share the same teachings. Experience and going through these many transitions can also be a good spiritual teacher.
Spiritual teachers should never lack humor. Confucius is wise, but if you notice, some of his famous sayings would also incorporate humor. This makes it easier for those who follow his teaching to relate this to their normal life. This also sticks. Followers are able to remember a lot easier if the teachings are taught in terms that they can understand. You would sometimes feel confused, but only to be enlightened in the future. Despite the humor, a spiritual teacher always speaks the truth.
Patience is a really a virtue. A teacher should be patient and provide you the knowledge that you need to know even though it takes quite a while for you to discover what you need to discover. It also helps to establish friendship. This works for both spiritual partners and spiritual teachers. You would feel more at ease in a presence of a friend. With a spiritual partner is necessary for you to be as nurturing to your partner. This is necessary for him to also achieve growth, but even a teacher learns from his students.
Your own intuition can trust you in finding the right spiritual guide to aid you in spiritual development. In finding a spiritual partner, it would be best to find someone who is near the same level of spirituality. Being at the same level would aid you both in maturing together rather than hindering one from their own personal development.

Discovering dragon Reiki

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When it comes to spiritual healing, dragon Reiki is considered as one of the most popular forms there is. This is because many people who have tried it believe that this kind of Reiki is very effective and powerful in terms of calming the person’s emotional upheavals that cause great stress.

Unlike the traditional Reiki—which is practiced only to bring the feelings of serenity and peacefulness in a person—dragon Reiki is preferred by more and more people especially those who are suffering from terminal illnesses. This is because many patients believe that because of the powerful life energy force that is awakened in during a session, it gives the patient more will and optimism to live and get well.

Because of the effectivity of dragon in healing people who suffer from major illnesses, this has been practiced in many medical institutions juts like clinics and hospitals. In fact, more and more hospitals are offering dragon Reiki as a part of the overall treatment process because the doctors themselves believe that this fuels the hope and positivism of the patient.

Just like the traditional practice of Reiki, dragon Reiki was discovered and originated in Japan. But, in order to veer away from the confines of the traditional practice, various Reiki masters opted to conduct further studies away from its origin country to make it more versatile, effective, and powerful.

These Reiki masters traveled all parts of the world and search for practices and concepts that can improve the dragon Reiki healing. One of the countries where Reiki masters stayed for a long time in studying this art of healing is China.

Being a country—where various traditional and alternative healing were existent—Reiki masters discovered that people in this country could help them in improving this art of healing. The country is also advantageous for Reiki masters because the Chinese tradition believed that an effective spiritual healing could be derived from the sanctity of the dragon.

Believing that that “dragon” can be strong link in healing a person’s spirit because of its innate connection with nature, any people in China adopted the concept of the healing process.

True enough, more and more Chinese people were into dragon Reiki as a healing form and spread the world to the rest of the country. In a matter of years, dragon Reiki became one of the most opted and popular forms of spiritual healing in all parts of the country.

Healing through dragon Reiki

Since it has stemmed from the traditional Reiki, which uses the person’s innate life energy force, dragon Reiki also makes use of this invisible force—only, it focuses on the person’s balanced spirituality. Dragon Reiki masters say that a person can be healed through this form of healing if they can develop the ability to bring forth their emotional and physical life forces.

To be able to be healed, people must have a proper balance of spirituality to be able to awaken the positivism in them. When a person achieves this balance in spirit, he/she can live life to its fullest extent—stress free and content.

What sets dragon Reiki from the other types is that it aims to heal not only the person’s body and emotions but also nurtures his or her spirituality—opening newer and larger horizons for change and growth.

Inspirational ‘Daily Word’ Now Available Online

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What’s in a word? Inspiration. Peace. Tranquility. Comfort. Harmony. Inner peace. Hope. Guidance.

Since its beginnings in 1924, the venerable Daily Word magazine from Unity has offered spiritual enrichment to people of all faiths. Daily Word now has the distinction of being the oldest continually published daily inspirational magazine in the nation. It is published in seven languages and mailed to more than 1 million readers in 175 countries.

Unity is a trans-denominational organization based in Missouri whose goal is to help people apply positive spiritual principles to their daily lives.

In the 1960s, Unity began airing “The Word,” televised readings of spiritual messages performed by celebrities. They continued through 1992. Today, Daily Word has established a presence in a new medium: the Internet.

“Our goal is to make the Daily Word message conveniently available to as many people as possible, at any time of day or night,” said Tim Ipema, vice president of marketing and development for Unity. “Our research has shown that more and more people are turning to the Internet to gain spiritual enrichment, and we feel it’s important for us to be where the spiritual-seekers are.”

The new Web site, offers a variety of unique features and services, where members can:

* Read the Daily Word message online.

* Share thoughts and feelings about the daily messages with other members at the Daily Cafe, the site’s forum.

* Search thousands of messages and articles in the Daily Word archives.

* Sign up for free e-mail delivery of Daily Word.

“With the Daily Cafe, we’ve created an online environment where Daily Word readers can exchange ideas about spirituality, faith and the human condition,” Ipema said. “We consider it an online community, a virtual gathering place, in which users can nurture and enrich one another in the realm of spirituality.”

Spiritual Abundance Are The Modern World Struggling

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Many people in the modern world are struggling spiritually.
To make matters worse, a high percentage of these people don’t even know that they are lacking, they just know that something is missing from their lives. The fact that you are reading about spiritual abundance shows that you are aware of what’s missing, and that’s the first step to attaining more than enough spirituality.

People have been struggling spiritually for nearly as long as they have been on Earth. They feel incomplete and are on a constant search for fulfillment. What they are really after is spiritual abundance. You are already on that path because you are interested in having that abundance.

Everything is better when you have spiritual abundance–your relationships, your career, your finances, your health, and your emotions, to name a few. You will also have inner peace, confidence, love, gratitude, and a sense of being whole. These things sound odd to someone who is lacking spiritually, but it’s vital to know that all of those things are yours if you want them strongly enough.

While we are talking about spirituality, it should be mentioned that prosperity comes in many forms. However, and this is critical, all other forms of prosperity (material, financial, mental, health, etc.) are not enough to make you feel fulfilled. Chasing after those things may provide a temporary boost to your self-esteem, but then you have to chase after more. Does that mean you should stop chasing after those things? Not at all! What it means is that you must have spiritual abundance if you want everything else to be fulfilling.

So, how do you create spiritual abundance? You need to decide what you consider the spiritual ideal, and then strive to achieve it. Some ways of doing this will vary depending upon what your spiritual beliefs are. However, most people will benefit from prayer and meditation, as well as learning more about what they believe in.

Immersing yourself in external spirituality helps to train your mind to be receptive to a higher power. This refers to things like books, religious services, or anything else that comes from the outside. Some people believe that they can work hard enough to be rewarded by that power, while others believe that you cannot earn those rewards. Entire books have been written on just what each higher power does (or doesn’t do) and what the particular rewards are.

The more you immerse yourself, the more you are deprogramming all of the junk that has accumulated in your soul over the years. As the bad stuff goes out and the good stuff comes in, you will find that the external starts to become the internal. This is the stage where true spiritual abundance starts to be given to you.

Finally, you should express gratitude for the spiritual gifts that are bestowed upon you. Use them to the best of your ability and make the most of them. After all, we are talking about spiritual abundance, and that means that there is more than enough to go around.

Addiction to Spirituality

Addiction to Spirituality

Lian had been meditating for many years before consulting with me for his depression. He had been part of a spiritual community that encouraged their members to turn to God through prayer and meditation whenever they were feeling any difficult or painful feelings such as anger, hurt, anxiety, or depression. He had been taught that Spirit would transmute his feelings for him and bring him the peace he sought.

Yet Lian was depressed. “I have faithfully practiced what I’ve had been taught, so why am I still depressed? What am I doing wrong?”

Lian was suffering from what is called “spiritual bypass.”

Spiritual bypass occurs when people use their spiritual practice as a way to avoid dealing with and taking responsibility for their feelings. Anything that is used to avoid feeling and taking responsibility for feelings becomes an addiction – whether it is alcohol, drugs, food, TV, work, gambling, spending, shopping, anger, withdrawal…and meditation. If, when a difficult or painful feeling comes up, you immediately go into meditation in the hopes of blissing out and getting rid of the feeling, you may be addicted to spirituality.

It all depends on what your intent is when you are meditating. People can meditate for two totally different reasons: to avoid pain or to learn about love.

If you are meditating to connect with yourself and your spiritual Guidance in order to learn more about loving yourself and others, then meditation is a good way to get out of your head and into your heart. It is a good way to connect with a loving part of yourself so that you can welcome and embrace your painful feelings and learn what you may be doing or thinking that is causing your own pain. When your intent is to be loving to yourself and take responsibility for your own feelings, then meditation can help you become centered and compassionate enough to do an inner exploration with your feeling self.

However, if you are using meditation to bliss out and avoid your pain, you are using your spirituality addictively. You are using your spirituality to bypass learning about and taking responsibility for your feelings.

This is what Lian was doing. Because he was avoiding learning from his feelings, he was continuing to think and behave in ways toward himself and others that caused him to feel depressed. Then, instead of exploring what he was doing that was causing his feeling self, his inner child, to feel depressed, he was meditating to try to get rid of the feelings.

In his work with me, Lian discovered that he was constantly either ignoring his inner child – his feeling self – or he was in self-judgment. The combination of ignoring himself – which he did primarily through meditation – and judging himself resulted in his inner child feeling unloved, unimportant, and unseen. Lian saw that if he treated his actual children in the way he treated himself – ignoring their feelings and constantly judging them – they would also feel badly and maybe depressed. But Lian did attend to his actual children’s feelings and needs. It was his own that he was ignoring and judging.

Lian realized that he was treating himself the way his parents had treated him. He was a much better parent to his children than his parents had been with him, but he was parenting his own inner child in the way he had been parented. He was not only treating himself the way he had been treated, he was treating himself the way his parents had treated themselves. As a result, he was not being a good role model for his children of personal responsibility for his own feelings, just as his parents had been a poor role model for him.

In the course of working with me, Lian learned the Inner Bonding process that we teach. He learned to welcome his painful feelings during meditation. He learned to quiet the self-judgmental part of himself and to treat himself with caring and respect. He learned to take loving action in his own behalf so that his inner child no longer felt abandoned by him. It was the inner abandonment that was causing his depression. He discovered that his depression was actually a gift – a way his inner child was letting him know that he was not being loving to himself. With practice, Lian learned to take loving care of himself and his depression disappeared. Now his meditation practice was no longer a spiritual bypass.

What Is Wellness Of The Mind?

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The level of spirituality we hold with ourselves is one way in which we establish some wellness of mind. Spirituality, on any level, is a way to cleanse the mind and refresh the soul. Wellness is not only about the mind, though. It is a state of our whole being. Wellness is a state of mind, body, and soul.

Meditation is a good way to achieve wellness for your mind. It provides you with the opportunity to reflect on the inside, to relax, to regroup. It gives you a chance to listen to your inner voice without the clutter of life around you.

Through the practices of spirituality and meditation, we have the capacity to maintain our minds as well as our bodies. The mind is a complex mechanism, and it can become overpowered and frazzled if we don’t give ourselves time to care for it.

Our mind works through various stages of operation, known as brainwaves. As we pass through times of our day and activities therein, our brainwave activity changes. Through these varying degrees of brain activity, our brain rests itself, and is therefore able to manage all of the information we collect.

When we don’t allow time for this process to occur, through rest and relaxation, our mind cannot continue in a state of wellness, just like our bodies can’t be healthy and well without rest.

Those who practice alternative and holistic medicine believe that the energy that flows through our bodies exudes from our mind also. They believe it is the main form of transportation for our nervous system to carry out communication.

Some techniques we can use to energize our minds include breathing techniques, music, and aromatherapy. These things allow us to reflect on our day, and give our mind an opportunity to rest and replenish itself.

It is important to regularly make time to sustain our mental wellness, even as we make every effort to maintain our physical wellness. You can do both at once, too. We can relax our mind as we take a brisk twenty-minute walk at lunchtime. OR we can build muscle strength as we meditate during yoga.
Even the smallest thing, like listening to some soothing music, or relaxing in a warm bathtub will help your mind relax and re-energize.

Taking any opportunity to regroup is even the smallest thing, like listening to some soothing music, or relaxing in a warm bathtub will help your mind relax and re-energize. advantageous for your wellness of mind. Even the smallest thing, like listening to some soothing music, or relaxing in a warm bathtub will help your mind relax and re-energize.